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Max Allan Collins

USA (1948 - )
Husband of Barbara Collins

aka Patrick Culhane

Max Allan Collins has earned an unprecedented ten Private Eye Writers of America Shamus nominations for his historical thrillers, winning twice for his Nathan Heller novels, True Detective and Stolen Away. A Mystery Writers of America Edgar nominee in both fiction and non-fiction categories, Collins has written five suspense novel series, film criticism, short fiction, songwriting, trading-card sets, and movie/TV tie-in novels, including Air Force One, The Mummy Returns, the New York Times bestselling Saving Private Ryan, CSI: Double Dealer (from the CBS series), and The Scorpion King.

He scripted the internationally syndicated comic strip Dick Tracy from 1977 to 1993 and has written the Batman comic book and newspaper strip. His graphic novel, Road to Perdition, has been made into a DreamWorks feature film starring Tom Hanks and Paul Newman, directed by Sam Mendes.

Collins lives in Muscatine, Iowa, with his wife, writer Barbara Collins, and son, Nathan.

Genres: Mystery, Horror, Young Adult Fiction, General Fiction

1. Quarry (1976)
     aka The Broker
2. Quarry's List (1976)
     aka The Broker's Wife
3. Quarry's Deal (1976)
     aka The Dealer
4. Quarry's Cut (1977)
     aka The Slasher
5. Primary Target (1987)
     aka Quarry's Vote
6. Quarry's Greatest Hits (2003)
7. The Last Quarry (2006)
8. The First Quarry (2008)
9. Quarry in the Middle (2009)
10. Quarry's Ex (2010)
11. The Wrong Quarry (2014)
12. Quarry's Choice (2015)
13. Quarry in the Black (2016)

On the Road to Perdition
1. Oasis (2003)
2. Sanctuary (2003)
3. Detour (2004)
Temperance Brennan (with Kathy Reichs)
Bones: Buried Deep (2006)
You Can't Stop Me (with Matthew Clemens)
1. You Can't Stop Me (2010)
2. No One Will Hear You (2011)
Reeder and Rogers
1. Supreme Justice (2014)
2. Fate of the Union (2015)
3. Executive Order (2017)
Graphic Novels

Series contributed to
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
1. Double Dealer (2002)
2. Sin City (2002)
3. Cold Burn (2003)
4. Body of Evidence (2003)
5. Grave Matters (2004)
6. Binding Ties (2005)
7. Killing Game (2005)
8. Snake Eyes (2006)
Serial (2003)
Bad Rap (2004)
Demon House (2004)
Mortal Wounds (2007)
CSI Omnibus Volume 1 (omnibus) (2009) (with Steven Grant, Stephen Mooney, Kris Oprisko, Steven Perkins, Gabriel Rodriguez and Ashley Wood)
Anthologies edited
Non fiction series

Non fiction
Anthologies containing stories by Max Allan Collins

Short stories
The Sound of One Hand Clapping (1989)
Robber's Roost (1992)
A Good Head on His Shoulders (1993)
Quarry's Luck (1994)
Reincarnal (1994)
Rock 'n' Roll Will Never Die (1994)
Mommy [short story] (1995)
The Night of Their Lives (1995)
Traces of Red (1995)
Wolf (1995)
The Cabinet of William Henry Harrison (1996) (with Barbara Collins)
Interstate 666 (1997)

Shamus Awards Best Novel winner (1984) : True Detective
Shamus Awards Best Novel winner (1992) : Stolen Away
Shamus Awards Best Novel nominee (1995) : Carnal Hours
Shamus Awards Best Novel nominee (1997) : Damned in Paradise
Shamus Awards Best Novel nominee (1999) : Flying Blind: A Novel about Amelia Earhart
Shamus Awards Best Novel nominee (2002) : Angel in Black
Anthony Awards Best Paperback original nominee (2009) : The First Quarry
Anthony Awards Best Paperback original nominee (2010) : Quarry in the Middle

Max Allan Collins recommends

The Boys Are Back in Town (2004)
Christopher Golden
"Christopher Golden collides the ordinary and the supernatural with wonderfully unsettling results. THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN is a wicked little thriller. Rod Serling would have loved it."

The Long Man (2010)
(Max August Magikal Thrillers )
Steve Englehart
"[An] exciting tale of mystery, magic and suspense."

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